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Equivalent to the first year of a degree, for entry into the second year of degrees in Business, Finance and Economics at Queen's University Belfast
There are three course options available:
The International Diploma is a full-time academic programme that offers you the opportunity to improve your language skills and develop your study and research skills in preparation for undergraduate study. The International Diploma is designed to increase your knowledge of academic theory, enabling you to enter directly into year two of an undergraduate degree.
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The International Diploma is suitable for international students who have completed A-levels or a recognised International Foundation programme, or who are already in the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree in their home country, but do not meet the academic or English language requirements for direct entry to Queen's University Belfast.
Successful completion of the International Diploma, subject to getting the required grades for your intended degree, gives you the opportunity to progress to the second year of an undergraduate degree at Queen's University Belfast.
To qualify, you will need to:
Two 'D' Grades from a UK A-level board, a recognised foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme or equivalent with good grades.
You must have a minimum of GCSE grade 'C' in Mathematics or equivalent.
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Three term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in reading and writing with no other subskill below 5.0) or equivalent.
Four term: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in reading and writing with no other subskill below 4.5) or equivalent.
Five term: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.
From 6 April 2015, the Centre can only accept a UKVI approved IELTS test for this course. If you have taken another Secure English Language Test (SELT) you may be able to use this as a 'transitional SELT' for applications up to 5 November 2015. Read more about UKVI IELTS or contact us for more details.
If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements you should apply for English for University Study.
Accommodation is not included in the fees. View our accommodation options.
You can pay by bank transfer or by credit card. Please contact us for bank transfer details.
The 4 and 5 term courses have additional terms of English language tuition at the beginning and will typically have a lower English language entry requirement.
You can apply online or by post. Find out more about how to apply.
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This course leads to the second year following undergraduate degrees at Queen's University Belfast:
BSc (Hons) Finance
BSc (Econ) Economics
BSc (Econ) Economics with Finance
BSc (Hons) Business Economics
BSc (Hons) Business Management
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